Thursday, February 24, 2011

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve

I read a great high school FFA memory last night on my local chapter's fan page. The post stated they served chocolate chip cookies and cartons of milk during their homeroom chat period to the whole school! What a fun way to spread the good news about National FFA week! I remember doing that with my good high school buddies Katie Bauer and Jamie Bauer (not related). What fun that was and it's so good to see a simple tradition carrying on for several years.
The FFA Motto is what several members live by throughout their careers: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. And if you think about it whether FFA members or not they are great words to live by. This phrase gives true purpose to the fact we as agriculturists should always push ourselves toward our achievements, serve others, pave a new trail each and everyday.
Another interesting FFA tid-bit..... Did you know that every officer position has a symbol?? Here's a brief run-down, to keep it short I'd provide the link to read a more in depth meaning to the officer symbols and FFA Officer Ceremony (it's long, but will bring back great memorizing memories for many of us!)
Sentinel: Stationed by the door Reporter: Stationed by the flag
Treasurer: Stationed at the emblem of Washington
Secretary: Stationed by the ear of corn
Vice-President: Stationed by the plow
President: Stationed by the rising sun
Hope that brought back memories of your local monthly FFA Chapter meetings. Enjoy the rest of National FFA week:)
N. Starr

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